Joan Anton Rechi

STAGE DIRECTOR
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Born in Andorra, he studied acting and ancient history in Barcelona. He directed theater and then turned to opera, training with directors such as Calixto Bieito, Robert Carsen, Herbert Wernicke and Willy Decker. He made his debut in 2003 in Barcelona with Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, and since then he has covered various repertoires: opera bufa (The Barber of Seville, Cinderella, The Elixir of Love, Cosi fan tutte), seria (Adriana Lecouvreur, Krol Roger, Werther, Un ballo in maschera, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Salomé, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Madama Butterfly, Ariadne in Naxos), Baroque (Combattimento), Operetta (La princesa gitanna), Zarzuela (De lo humano y lo divino) and even musical theater (Rent, El hombre de La Mancha, Love Life). His performances have taken place in Madrid, Barcelona, San Lorenzo del Escorial, San Sebastian, Oviedo, Bogota, Bilbao, London, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Mainz, Basel, Freiburg, Aachen, Darmstadt, Oberhausen, Oslo, Peralada, Lisbon, San Francisco and Boston. His next projects will take him to the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman to do Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and back to Germany with Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, Offenbach's The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein and Prokofiev's Love of the Three Oranges. In 2015 he was in charge of directing the award ceremony of the Teatro Campoamor's Lyric Awards in Oviedo. In 2008 he was nominated as director of the year by Opernwelt magazine for The Barber of Seville.